Streaking lightweight contender Grant Dawson will take a step up in competition when he meets division staple Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC’s upcoming event on Oct. 2. This is according to an initial report by MMA Junkie.
As of now, UFC’s show on Oct. 2 does not have an official venue or location. More updates will be provided in the coming weeks.
Dawson, 27, has looked incredible since making his Octagon debut back in 2019. The Wisconsin native has produced a 5-0 record with stoppages over Leonardo Santos, Darrick Miner, and Mike Trizano. Dawson has really managed to dominate his opponents in almost every facet of the fight so it will be interesting to see what he does against a guy who has floating around the top 15 for years.
Ferreira, 36, is coming off back-to-back losses to Gregor Gillespie and Beneil Dariush. The last time the Brazilian contender lost twice under the UFC banner he ended up winning his next six Octagon appearances. Ferreira has a big opportunity this time around to beat a rising contender and remind the 155-pound weight class that he’s still a major player. He is currently ranked No. 12 in the division.
UFC’s upcoming event on Oct. 2 is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight clash pitting former title challenger Thiago Santos against top-flight finisher Johnny Walker.